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walnut because of that crash. we don't fwhoe that'll clear and slow across the san mateo bridge. two spots, the rest of the community is okay. >> we'll have a local news update in half hour. >> we'll see you then. good morning. bizarre twist. real estate heir and accused murderer robert durst caught on an open microphone uttering what sounds like a confession while filming a documentary about his life. >> killed them all of course. >> he was arrested over the weekend, he is set to face a judge today. >> breaking news, russian president vladamir putin shows up at an event in st. petersburg moments ago. his first public appearance in ten days. where's he been? >> record-breaker. boston's wicked winter now officially the city's snowiest ever. more than nine feet in total. the distinction most people
there would rather do without. >> and roasted bieber. justin bieber raked through the coals at a comedy central event. >> we're going to do. >> we're hearing from the honoree exclusively monday, march 16, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. bracket fever monday morning. >> march madness. >> wish i had done it in pencil since i had to scratch out some of mine. learning a little how the bracket works. >> is it was challenging getting her through. you fill yours out? >> no. no idea. >> i got mine done. i just went with -- oh, that
team i heard of them. >> trusted the family name to my 13-year-old son jack. come on, jack. we're going to talk more about that. let's get to our top story the heir to one of the wealthiest real estate families acquitted of one murder 4u charge now charged with eefrmt last night on the documentary "the jinx" robert durst appeared to confess to more crimes. stephanie gosk is in new orleans where durst is appearing in court. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning, matt. robert durst is expected in court in about an hour expected to waive extradition to california. law enforcement officials tell nbc news they arrested him in a marriott here. he checked in under an alias, paying with cash and they caught up with him as he was walking through the lobby mumbling to himself, all of this hours before the last installment of hbo's documentary that looks into his life.
producers said there would be a dramatic conclusion. 71-year-old robert durst is back behind bars arrested in new orleans over the weekend in connection to the december 2000 murder of long time friend susan berman. durst is the subject of the documentary "the jinx." >> did not tell the whole truth. nobody tells the whole truth. >> reporter: the series re-examines three crimes, the disappearance of his wife kathy, a 2001 murder in the texas for which he stood trial and acquitted. >> not guilty. >> reporter: and the murder he was arrested for late saturday. the show's timee aired sunday night hours after news of durst arrest became public. in it durst is confronted with a potentially damming piece of evidence that could tie his hand writing to a note sent by the presumed killer. >> definitely wrote this but i
definitely did not write that. >> reporter: durst goes into a bathroom with his microphone still on. >> you're caught. >> reporter: and begins talking to himself. >> what the hell did i do. killed them all of course. >> reporter: former prosecutor investigated durst in 2000 during the time of berman's murder. >> susan berman was killed because she knew too much about kathleen durst. i believe he murdered her to prevent her from talking to us. >> reporter: kathleen's friend feels closer to justice. >> if he is convicted for the murder of susan, i'll take what i can get. it's more forensic evidence, why not. you only can put him away once. >> reporter: durst estranged brother expressed thanks. we're relieved and grateful to
everyone who assisted in the arrest of robert durst. we hope he will finally be held accountable for all he has done. the land would not confirm connection between new evidence they say they have and revelations in the documentary. we asked a lawyer for durst what he thought of that final installment and said i expected more. he'll plead not guilty in l.a. >> stephanie, thank you so much. lisa bloom has thoughts on this case. good morning. >> good morning. >> let's talk about first of all this confession or what appears to be a confession. before we even get to the substance i think there is a threshold legal question is whether it would be admitted into court. his defense lawyers will argue that it shouldn't be heard by jurors. do they have a good case for that? >> here's what the defense argument will be, that the filmmakers were communicating with law enforcement over a period of two years acting as agents of the state. durst had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the
bathroom, the private of all places. he didn't knowties mic was on. >> if i'm the prosecutor i'm going to argue who has reasonable expectation of privacy in a public restroom. what if there is somebody in the next stall. >> he had experience being hot miked. this had been going on for months if not years. he had a prior problem with the mike being on. >> the substance on the tape it appears he says i killed them all to be a confession, seems very, very damming. what do you do if you are a defense lawyer with a piece of evidence like that? >> a couple of arguments. he has a mental disease or defect because at other points on the tape he is rambling, incoherent. or say he is being sarcastic that oh, what happened, sure, i killed them all. >> let's talk about these letters, the other piece of evidence that was quite remarkable to come out through this documentary. we know that there was a letter sent by the killer to the police
that spells the word beverly wrong. these filmmakers came up with the letter that was known to be sent from durst to the victim in this case, look likes similar hand writing. same misspelling. is that a smoking gun? >> i think that is the most compelling evidence. he has a hard time explaining it. the hand writing analysts say it is a match. i think just to the untrained eye when you look at other letters like the n, it is a dead ringer. i think he has a very hard time explaining that away. >> i know you watched this first trial closely, the one in texas. what do you make of the fact that robert durst's own words appear to perhaps be his own undoing? >> you know, it's amazing that he even sat for these interviews at great length. surely over the advice of his attorneys. people want to confess, they want to talk. detectives know that. essentially that's what's happened here and if he is brought down it's by his own words. >> lisa bloom, quite an
interesting case. thanks for being with us. >> thank you. they want to confess or think they are smarter than everyone else and can continue to pull the wool over people's eyes. >> who knows. obviously there is new evidence and the prosecutors have a lot to work with thanks to robert durst. >> absolutely. another mystery of sorts, the whereabouts of vladamir putin. just this morning the russian president made his first public appearance in nearly two weeks but did he shed light on where he's been? keir sem mons has been following that for us. good morning to you. >> good morning. this mystery may be resolved in part, we're now seeing video of president putin meeting with the president in st. petersburg. one broadcaster had to apologize over the weekend for suggesting that meeting had already happened. little wonder, there is so much intrigue. over the weekend where is putin. his reported girlfriend a glamorous former gymnast had
been having a baby. another suggestion that a coup was under way following the murder of a putin critic shot dead while walking with his girlfriend in the center of moscow. >> the kremlin is opaque, it's very centralized. we know very little about what's going on. >> reporter: the likely explanation, the famous sports loving leader had the flu. fighting a different kind of cold war. one russian newspaper cartoon picturing him in bed. u.s. officials had told nbc news putin was believed to be under the weather. his image as a strong man even in past comedy sketches protected at all costs. >> hello, vlad, it's barack. i've been trying to call you all day. where you been? >> i've been playing candy crush. i take the candy and i crush it. >> reporter: it's more than ten days since putin's confirmed appearance, seen with italy's prime minister. today, for the most days in washington and around the world,
all eyes were on russia. and this morning president putin laughed off suggestions saying life would be boring without gossip. where he has been a kremlin official told me they couldn't understand the speculation saying that president putin has continued to make decisions, everything that the president does is scrutinized that official told me. perhaps he said, that is just a reality when your president is a superstar. matt. >> keir simmons in london, thank you. >> good pr guy there. to a historic feat here at home. we've been counting down to it all winter with a new round of snow the city of boston is celebrating officially its snowiest season ever. and nbc's ron mott is there. ron, congratulations, i know you are a boston resident. >> reporter: hi there, good morning. i have to find out where the celebrations are. some could do without this record but a lot of people are happy to break this record after month of misery with this snow.
we needed under two inches, we got under three on sunday. here is a look at the totals. 108.6 inches, that's more than 9 feet. that's a lot of snow. that breaks the oldp record by a full inch. yesterday the mayor sent out a tweet saying we celebrate with parades here in boston. super bowl just did that, world stanley cup, he sent a tweet out there will be no parade for this new snowfall record. yesterday there was a parade, the st. patrick's day parade. they had to alter the route because all of the snow on some of the side streets. we're over the snow we mean it now. >> really celebrating when it melts. >> wait. dylan is there for the regular season. they get to the championship game and ron mott swoops in and grabs the glory. >> all about timing. >> ronl, thank you. turn to other news now. a man is in custody in the shootings of those two police officers out in ferguson, missouri. that incident caught on camera
set off an intense manhunt. ron, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. that shooting happened here in front of the ferguson police headquarters. the shots came from that direction from a vehicle about 100 yards away striking a line of officers, a lot of people and protesters in between. at this point it's unclear whether the gunman was shooting at the police officer or someone else. the shots rang out as the protest following the resignation of ferguson's police chief was winding down thursday morning. one officer shot through the shoulder, the other hit in the face. now, prosecutors have charged 20-year-old jeffrey williams said to live near ferguson, with assault, armed criminal acts and firing from a vehicle. felonies punishable with life in prison. was he involved with the protests? >> he had -- yes. >> reporter: many there
demonstrating that an outside agitator was responsible. police called it an ambush. the suspect claims the gun fire was the result of some kind of dispute. and who was the dispute with? >> i hate to be too vague about it but we're not 100% sure there was a dispute. it's possible that there was a dispute, and possible that he was targeting the police officers. >> i ain't going nowhere. >> reporter: the action at police headquarters was intense. >> what you going to do punk. >> reporter: critics and supporters of police face-to-face, the crowd small but full. residents of ferguson and the police still struggling to find common ground. prosecutors say the suspect will face the same charges whether he intended to shoot the the police officers. both are at home resting and expected to recover while the alleged gunman is expected to make his first appearance in court later today. matt. >> ron allen in ferguson, thank
you. >> the race is on to help a small nation devastated by a storm and tamron's got that. >> good morning. unbelievable images, the death toll is expected to rise after a massive cyclone that pounded the island country of vanuatu. miguel is there with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: tamron, good morning. the airport here in the capital city like so much of the infra infrastructure crippled by the storm. inside one of the terminals there is a complete roof collapse, this is where the military is bringing aid in and out of this country. right now much of the nation is in the dark and come sunrise we expect to see even more of this shattered country. the direct hit from cyclone pam is catastrophic. entire communities blown away and ripped apart, hospitals, schools and homes gone. so much widespread damage, the death toll is still unclear.
when the category 5 cyclone slammed ashore this weekend, it sounded like a freight train. >> holding on for dear life. >> reporter: alice, an american working with yun a receive, rode out the storm some called hell on earth. >> this is going to be a horrific humanitarian disaster. we need your help. wrfrnlths the monster storm parking 180-mile-an-hour winds the trail of destruction stretches nearly the length of this small island nation. 90% of housing in the capital where infrastructure is strongest is seriously damaged. 54,000 children are affected by the storm. >> they were really scared, they cried. i cried also. but i have to be strong for them. >> reporter: with wind knocking out power and nearly all communication, the 26-foot sea surge flooded many communities in this low lying nation. one official described the now homeless as hopeless and in a
panic. >> we understand that the hospital has the same significant the damage, lost its roof so up to 60% of supplies and drugs have been lost. >> reporter: in one of the poorest countries, destruction as far as the eye can see while heartbreak is everywhere. when we arrived we found the military unloading the supplies and first aid. the most difficult task reaching the outlying islands where the brunt of the damage is believed to be done and where they fear the death toll will spike. tamron. >> miguel, thank you. the tomb of saddam hussein has been leveled sunday during heavy clashes. all that remains of that once lavish tomb of the support columns that once held up the roof. isis has control of that city since june but iraqi forces vow to reach the center of tikrit within 48 hours. >> incredible video now. strong winds causing problems in
portland, oregon. the wind tore scaffolding off that skyscraper and sent debris to the street below. the car actually sustained heavy damage. thankfully in this no one was hurt there. and a toilet paper job that will be impossible to top. the culprit roman atwood look at this, and the victim, america's got talent star howie mandel. atwood and friends brought in a truck full of toilet paper and got to work on mandel's home. he had been out of town. but here's what happened when he got home from the airport. >> you have a camera? why do you want to take a picture. it's not funny. >> you have toilet paper on your shoe. >> why are you laughing? why do you think this is funny? how do you clean this up? >> howie's wife and son were in on the prank, guys, and once howie realized his friend and neighbor was behind it all, yeah, he had a good laugh.
i don't know what kind of laugh. we need see the last video. he looks like revenge is mine. you're going down. >> good pranks go bad. >> what do they do with all of that? >> what do you do to get back? your battle with ellen. >> don't talk about that. yeah. still working on that. feeling -- >> call howie mandel stud and good ket ideas from him. he knows. let's show you what's going on. man, has it been hot. speaking of los angeles where howie lives we saw records yesterday, they had to start the l.a. marathon early because it was so hot. l.a. 88, 90 in burbank. and the heat extended up in the plains, valentine, 84, minneapolis, 70. today you're going to see 84 in los angeles, almost 20 degrees above average. fresno, 82. and look at the plains, minneapolis, 63. des moines, 81. chicago will see 74.
even here in the northeast new york city, 55, d.c., 66. don't get used to it though. look at that. by wednesday, bam, the bottom drops out. 37 new york, pittsburgh 44, washington 50. not quite as warm out west with minneapolis at 41. 54 des moines, but the west coast still stays fairly mild though about 20 degrees milder by wednesday than it is today. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. good morning to you, happy
monday, i'm meteorologist christina loren. i want to start with the live picture of san francisco, beautiful start to the day. we do have a blanket of low clouds all across the bay area but really mild conditions to kick off the new day. we'll be at 72 degrees on the peninsula, right around 74 degrees here in the south bay with temperatures steadily warming throughout the next couple days. we're going to drop your numbers by wednesday and bring them right back up on thursday. comfortable conditions for the first day of spring, hopefully you have a great day. that's your latest weather. >> thank you. coming up, the parents of the man convicted of killing american sniper chris kyle and chad littlefield speak out. how are they dealing with the verdict. also coming up we have elton john and he wants to you boycott golce. we'll have that story in a minute.
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♪ you're watching "today in the bay." a very good monday morning to you, 7:26 now, i'm laura garcia cannon. one passenger dead after a taxi plunged off a highway. happened after 1:00 this morning in fairfield where interstate 680 meets 80. chp says the taxi shot off the roadway and tumbled about 70 feet down an embankment before landing on a frontage road. another passenger was seriously hurt. the driver however is fine. chp says the taxi was going from san jose to sacramento. the cause of the crash is under investigation. police now say the brutal attack of a teenager in san jose's valley fair mall parking lot may have been part of a gang initiation. 17-year-old christian razzner suffered head trauma last friday. police say two men pumpbled him
in the head and he fell to the ground. the mother says christian's friends saw a man observing the attack from nearby. so far police are saying little about the investigation. the dance will go on for san jose ballet. this after the troop reached its fund raising goal over the weekend. the company needed to raise $550,000 to stay open people donated more than $640,000. generosity in the bay area continues, christina. and a look at the forecast now. >> good morning i wanted to start with the picture, pretty start to the day here as the sun rises. we have a blanket of low clouds that no fog and no drizle to report. could see light shower activity later on today. expecting that mostly after about 4:00 p.m. highs comfortable at 72 degrees on the peninsula for today. 75 degrees, beautiful day in the tri-valley. mild stretch ahead. first, here's mike and the
drive. we have an issue for the tunnel. it's counter-commute but causing a problems for folks traveling eastbound from highway 13 over in toward the tunnel. one of your two eastbound wards open. crash and far quire. serve out of the tunnel and the chopper is over the scene, they are getting a good signal right now. the slowing westbound is the typical commute and build. we're tracking this. there's 650 poem who need a bus shuttle to get to the other side there. meanwhile, southbound 680 recovers after a crash. pretty standard back to you. >> back with another local news update for you in half hour. hope to see you then.
7:30 on this monday morning. 16th of march, 2015. big crowd out on our plaza. week two of what we like to call a rolling spring break. everything comes to the plaza and we love it. >> love this time of year. it's great. let's take a look at some of the headlines on this monday morning. boston's brutal winter officially one for the record books. snow over the weekend pushed the season total to 108.6 inches ever there. all right, asking for international aid after the pacific island nation were rocked by a devastating category 5 cyclone. 90% of the buildings in the
capital are damaged or destroyed. most communication links, not working. and a 20-year-old man's in custody this morning in last week's shootings of two police officers out in ferguson missouri. investigators say the suspect claims he fired at someone in the crowd that he had had a dispute with and was not targeting those officers. well still ahead, don't believe in reincarnation? you may not be a skeptic anymore after you hear this 10-year-old's incredible story. people are going to be talking about this all day today. >> started at the age of 5 telling his mother things that he couldn't possibly have known through his own life experiences. it's amazing. >> not only that, i don't think they could have known it if they googled it. it is incredible story. definitely want to tune in for that. first, carson in the orange room with a fashion feud making headlines. >> clothes are worn by some of the biggest stars in the world, but this morning the #boycott dolce and gabbana is trending
based on comments by the designers and elton john. katy tur has more on this story. katy good morning. >> good morning, carson. quite a back and forth this weekend, now spilling into this morning. dolce and gabbana, who once appeared as a couple on the cover of "vanity fair" talking about wanting a family have gone on to trash surrogates, gay adoption and ivf, calling the children chemical. this is drawing a lot of outrage, most notably from sir elton john. dolce and gabbana has dressed some of the world's top celebrities, from angelina jolie, scarlet joehansson and christian bale but they are under the spotlight after elton john called out the fashion duo for comments they made in an italian fashion magazine "panorama," where they are quoted as saying you're born and have a father and a mother or at least it should be like this.
that's why i'm not convinced by chemical children synthetic babies wombs for rent. elton john has two children zachary 4 and elijah 2, both born via a surrogate. he took to instagram sunday writing, "shame on you for wagging your judgmental little fingers at ivf, a miracle that's allowed legions of loving people both straight and gay, to fulfill their dream of having children. your archaic thinking is out of step with the time just like your fashions. i shall never wear dolce and gabbana again." elton talked to matt about his family last year. >> i'm happy. what more could i have? i have an incredible career wonderful family. >> celebrities who have also used ivf are expressing their support for the boycott. as for gabbana, he responded to the backlash on his instagram and now in an italian newspaper
saying i didn't expect it from someone i considered as intelligent as elton john. what you preach understanding and tolerance and then go on the attack because someone thinks differently than you? is this a democratic way of thinking? now, dolce and gabbana as a company issued a statement saying they never intended to pass judgment and this morning gabbana defended freedom once again, defending his words and dolce, who he says grew up in a sicilian and very traditional family and who is entitled to his own ideas. carson? >> thank you. this is the beginning of this one. there's been more than 30,000 tweets on the #boycott dolce and gabbana. i just rounded up my items and want to burn them. boycott senseless bigotry. another trend developing children conceived through nontraditional methods. my cousins were conceived through ivf and are loved just
as much as anybody else. it will be interesting to see how this impacts sales for dolce and gabbana. back to you. >> appeared to have shaken a hornet's nest on this one. carson thank you. for the first time since the american sniper trial we're hearing from the parents of eddie ray routh. the parents sat down exclusively with dr. phil and he opened up about what they had to say to nbc's joe friere. >> there's a side of this story that hasn't been told and i want it told. >> reporter: speaking with >> speaking with dr. phil they are opening up. talking about the day he killed american sniper chris kyle and chad littlefield. and the high profile trial that led to his conviction. >> guilty. >> how are they coping after the verdict? >> absolute devastation for them and they are not looking for sympathy. >> in court they argued the
marine veteran was in psychosis. >> knowing he was struggling how much did the family try to help him. >> relentless eight daying before the shooting he was in a psychiatric facility. his mother begged them to not let him. >> ralph's mother turned to chris kyle the legendary sharpshooter profiled in the movie, american sniper. >> you had a big collection. we are about the same size. >> kyle was dedicated to helping veterans and agreed to work with them. >> you had no idea that asking him for help that he would murder chris kyle and chad littlefield. you had no idea? >> i would have never asked if i had an idea that this could
happen. >> after the murders, he drove his truck to his sister's house. >> i knew the moment i heard her voice that something had gone wrong. and she tells me eddie has killed two people. i had chris's number in my phone and i dialled it. it was a heart stopping moment. >> knowing she had approached chris kyle about this how much guilt does she feel? >> horrible. intellectually she can acknowledge she had no bad intent but would this have happened? >> ralph's parents hope good can come from sharing their story. >> there was something missed. something they didn't do. something the government didn't do. >> anything to prevent a repeat of this tragic tale. for "today," joe friar, los angeles. >> if you want to see the
interview, it's on dr. phil today. check your local listings. >> let's get a check on the weather from al. # >> for today, we have icy mix back to the northern plains. wet weather out west and the heat continues through california. we have also got some more winter coming. there is a clipper that will be developing right now and pushes through late minute night and snow from marquette to syracuse and upstate new york and into new england. the good news is it's a fast mover and not a lot of moisture. one to three inches and as you get up into parts of northern 7:38 happy monday to you. hopefully you had a great weekend. we had a nice-looking day shaping up. temperatures will be comfortable
in the mid-70s for most of us. 74 degrees in the south bay. cool at the coast today, 69 in san francisco, getting into the remainder of the week staying mild, then things will start to change. we're going to warm you up a touch throughout wednesday and thursday. friday is the first official day of spring. and temperatures look good counting on showers as we get into your saturday. more on that in just moments. >> thanks very much. a champion drag racer's lucky escape from this spectacular crash. why that wasn't a bad day at the office. >> justin bieber gets roasted. the jokes go his way and why the po
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and legal system should have done years ago. >> discovered on you tube before he was a teenager justin became a mega star in no time. his fans nicknamed beliebers. >> after a series of high profile stumbles many stopped believing. he pled guilt tow a drag racing charge and no contest to egging his neighbor's house and he was accused of assault, all charges misdemeanors. this year the pop star began his apology tour starting on one of his big breaks. >> i have done some things that may not have been the greatest. >> really? nothing comes to mind. i don't know what you are talking about. >> now he faces other big names. snoop dogg shaquille o'neal
even martha stewart taking aim. >> he spoke before braving the stage. >> i want to be able to laugh the myself. >> lynette with "people" magazine was there. >> this is definitely a part of the new justin bieber campaign. he looked at the camera and turned very serious. very quiet in the room. it played very well. >> if fans and critics are ready to forgive, it may be the age of a new justin bieber. or maybe not. nbc news los angeles. >> i can't wait to see it. jeffrey ross is one of the comedians that roasted him. one of the funniest around. >> justin is giving him a lot. coming up where were you -- why where you are from says more
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>> this is a great time of year. march madness and men's college basketball is set. let's do this thing. >> it's hard to read. as the march madness is going on you have of course the brackets that were big. #selection sunday was trending. revealed the picture on social media and celebrating and villanova in the lower right, that's a funny story. when they won, he was celebrate celebrating so hard, he ruptured his achilles. matt and tamron with kentucky. al wisconsin and i'm going notre dame. taking out north carolina. tomorrow st. patrick's day.
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> good monday morning, it's 7:56 i'm sam brock. former san francisco 49er ray mcdonald is reportedly planning to file suit this morning to clear his name from a recent sexual assault allegation. that case unfolded last december when a woman accused mcdonald of sexual assault at his house. prosecutors did not file charges though. mcdonald's attorney tells the mercky news as long as this case remains in limbo, his client cannot find work in the nfl. general managers at the four largest water districts last year all earned at least double what the governor made. this even as water rate goes higher and water shortages worsen. according to the bay area news group, no regional water agencies are considering cutting or freezing salaries despite looming rate hiex. okay. if you are watching for the possibility of more moisture this week christina has the very latest. she joins us with the
microclimate forecast. >> good morning sam, good morning at home. pretty start to the day, the sun is coming up. we have a full deck of low clouds at this point. through the afternoon, we're going to see the 70s. on our way to a comfortable stretch, but that jet stream stays just to the north. st. patrick's day looks good across the bay area low to mid-70s. and that will persist through much of the week. here's mike and your drive. all right. we still have a slow drive. traveling up highway 13 northbound warner freeway, we still only have one of your two wards open. there was an earlier fire smoke coming out. that cleared up but we have the investigation. just one of your eastbound boards is open. westbound is the bulk of your commute. this is a problem for piedmont and oakland and over in towards the side. meanwhile, the rest of the side. typical backup southbound really slammed down but all lanes are clear south of the interchange, and south and northbound build continues same
thing for the growing peninsula slow down back to you. >> trying to get through the monday grind. mike christina, thank you. another local news update in 25. around here, we're all about fast. that's why xfinity is perfect for me. with millions of wifi hotspots all over the place including one right here at the shop now we can stream all things fast and furious.
it's 8:00 on "today" and coming up, do you believe in reincarnation? >> he said mom, i think i have something to tell you. i think i used to be someone else. >> the 10-year-old boy who claims to remember a past life. >> does this have meaning for you now? >> i'm pretty sure that's one of my wives. >> the story that will make even the toughest skeptics stop and think. then making the grade. the report card that lets kids grade their parents. >> yea, i get a chance to tell my parents how bad or good they are doing. >> happy girls! and spring break swan song. >> somehow i was able to have an excuse to be on spring break all
through my 30s. so it's probably time to shut her on down. >> pack it up. pack it up. >> jenna bush hager joins country superstar luke bryan as he brings his concert series to a close, today, march 16, 2015. ♪ tell me do you think i'm dumb ♪ >> it's our first time in new york. hi to all our family and friends in new york. >> in st. louis. >> in chicago. >> we're from texas. >> hello to all our family and friends. >> shoutout to alabama. roll, tide. >> o-h-i-o, go buckeyes! >> we are back now at 8:00 on a monday morning. it's the 16th day of march 2015.
you know what that means. tomorrow is st. patrick's day. out on the plaza. that should be fun. we have a great spring break crowd out here this morning. >> we have great spring weather. i have a little pep in my step. >> by the way, tomorrow morning on "today," we will go one on one with ellen degeneres. she's going to talk about a lot of things. she'll be candid. about her relationships. and her talk show and how long she wants to do it. and her love of pranks. something that al and i know a little bit about. >> how is your revenge prank coming along? >> oh, ye of little faith. i narrowed it down. i'm a slow starter. >> in for natalie on vacation with a check of the morning's top stories. >> real estate heir robert durst is accused of murder, arrested over the weekend hours before the final episode of the series
on hbo about his life in which he said, quote, he killed them all. he was picked up on a warrant in connection with a 200 murder of his long-time friend, susan berman. he was acquitted of another murder charge and is suspected in the disappearance of his wife in the 1980s. russian president vladimir putin aperred in public today for first time in ten days and he met. with a president putting to rest rumors and questions about his health. he commented that life would be boring without gossip. a new drug could potentially be important for the millions taking statens and other cholesterol-reducing drugs. early promise in reducing heart attacks and strokes. nbc news contributor, natalie is here. this is not a pill. >> right. >> there is promise with it. >> this is a subcutaneous injection that you would
administer to yourself, once every two weeks or once every four weeks. the mechanism of action is neat. it helps the liver get the ldl molecules out of the blood. so it lowers ldl in that capacity. >> you would inject it under your skin? >> yes. this is an antibody. we have a lot of these. they are fantastically part of the new frontier of medicine. >> how is this different from the other med since out there right now? >> the standard of care is stafins. statin therapy is fantastic, but has a lot of side effects and a lot of people can't tolerate it. muscle aches, joint aches, they get that tind of thing. adding this to the standard of therapy demonstrated that we could significantly lower the ldl level. 60%. more importantly, this was not the out come they were looking at. more an observation, but they
dekreez decreased the size of the plaque in the artery. and people were less likely to have heart attack or stroke. again, this is promising. these were not definitive results. we are hoping for approval in perhaps the next year or two. there are larger, ongoing trials. >> with those, we would learn which individuals would be the best candidates? >> exactly. not everyone needs this. you are getting to target and you don't need this molecule. it's a different mechanism of action added to therapy where patients are at risk. >> thank you very much. good to see you. and medal of honor recipient dakota meyer is speaking out about his engagement to bristol palin. he told nbc news he learned there are no guarantees for tomorrow. he says, for the first time in a long time, i'm truly happy and looking forward to living the rest of each day for the rest of my life with bristol.
i feel like bristol and tripp have given me a new lease of life. and i can hardly wait to share it with them. a beautiful statement. it is now 8:05 and we have a check in the forecast from al. >> thank you, tamron. we have a lot here. over here. and over here. and over here. look at this. man! okay so you guys -- what are you doing here? >> we're part of the united states ceremonial guard. >> what bring you here? >> we're going to be marching in the st. pat rib'srick's day parade tomorrow. >> nice to see everybody. let's show you what's happening as far as your weather is concerned. we have wet weather in northern california. coming across the plains and sunshine through the gulf and rain in southern texas. we have an icy mix. throughout the plains. let's look at st. patrick's day. leprechaun lake, washington, 52. shamrock, nebraska is 46. sunshine in shamrock, minnesota. clover, georgia is sunny.
snow in shamrock, new york and 39 degrees. that's what's going on around 8:06. happy monday. brand new week brand new forecast to tell you about. pretty sunrise over the san francisco bay this morning. temperatures are pretty mild out there as well. we are mostly in the 50s. upper 50s at that. heading towards a nice comfortable day. starting out that with blanket of low clouds. temperatures will be really nice later. 75 degrees in the tri-valley. 74 degrees in the south bay for today. and 72 degrees on the peninsula. mild stretch headed your way. maybe a few showers as that jet stream stays just to our north. only in the evening hours for tonight. >> and that is your latest weather. >> all righty. al, thank you so much. coming up next, don't feel like hand-writing a sweet love note to your loved one? meet the robot who will do it for you. this is amazing.
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all right. we're back. it's 8:11. what's trending today. we have some toilet paper on the desk, but all will be explained shortly. >> we'll get to that. >> let's start with what your state says about your personality. this website surveyed 12,000 americans to find out different personality times. here's what the survey found. the most extroverted people live in nevada. guess what the introverts are found? vermont. the most competitive from illinois. according to this. you would think the most newer neurotic people come from where? new york. >> why would you think that? you are from new york. they come from south dakota. yes. we looked at our home states. tamron texans were found to be hardworking and no nonsense. >> that's true. >> matt and al new yorkers are
found to be? >> neurotic. >> and open minded. present company excluded. california is carson. also open minded. >> very good. >> can i just tell you -- >> arizona? >> arizona is not on the list. can you believe it? >> not even rate a mention? >> it's not like friendly beer drinkers? >> most forgettable. sad face. they weren't even on the list. >> we'll just move on. sorry about that. >> the digial era handwritten notes seem to be a thing of the past. but now there is a new start-up that is flipping the script on that. it's called bopd eded bond and it uses robots to pen notes in your handwriting. here's how it works. carson sends it to this company and calligraphers digitize it by partly hand tracing what you wrote and the robots take over from there. they write a note in your handwriting. they will also seal the envelope and mail it. >> i love this. love it. >> send your parents' handwriting so you can get bond
to write -- i'm sorry, carson's not feeling well. he's going to stay home, signed mom. >> nobody else took it in that way. >> oh, i mean technology, what evil you can do with it. >> wouldn't it be great if we'd have had that in high school? >> i wasn't expecting that. i thought it would be nice if you wanted to write a note but maybe your handwriting's not that good. >> it's your handwriting. >> no, i know but they clean it up for the kacalligrapher. >> take a look in your bathroom this morning. you may find an unusual sign of the improving economy there. yes. here are two leading economic indicators, okay? for the first time in a decade it turns out sales of fancy or luxury toilet paper are outselling the regular kinds of toilet paper. surging 70% since 2000. now, you ask yourself don't you, what is fancy toilet paper?
>> yeah. >> when i read luxury toilet paper, i was, like what is that? so apparently anything that's quilted, lotioned perfumed ultra soft. >> or somebody to do it for you. >> exactly. can you tell the difference? >> that's fancy. >> that's fancy. >> is that two-ply? >> yeah, this is a single-ply. >> that feels nice. >> now, let me say i always used to always buy generic, like the cheapest toilet paper that's like sandpaper. >> no one thing you splurge on is toilet paper. >> do people do that? we have a little more disposable income now. let's buy the good stuff. who does that? >> do you have four-ply? >> we can splurge this month, honey. >> let me just have percale sheets. >> let's make a blanket out of it. >> does that feel soft and lovely? >> soft. >> and that is the karate kid. >> wax on, wax off. >> my litmus here. >> that's what's trending today. does anyone here believe in
reincarnation? >> i really don't. >> before you dismiss the idea there's a young boy you need to meet. nbc's cynthia mcfadden is here with a remarkable story. cynthia, good morning. >> good morn. it's a question for the ages of course, what happens when we die, and is it possible that the dead return reborn as others? okay, it's a leap for many of us. maybe most americans. but recently we met a little boy and his mother who are convinced he lived a previous life. they persuaded us to take a closer look. and while their story doesn't prove reincarnation exists it sure does make you wonder. meet ryan a 10-year-old boy from the midwest who says he's been here before. does this have any meaning for you now? >> i'm pretty sure that's one of my wives. >> reporter: is 10-year-old ryan a boy with an overactive imagination? or the reincarnation of a man who died more than a half century ago? it's a mystery that began when he was just 5. >> it is scary at times because
he wouldn't sleep at night. he would wake up in the middle of the night screaming and crying. one night he said mom, i have something i need to tell you. i think i used to be somebody else. he started telling me these stories about how he had lived in hollywood. >> reporter: have you ever given much thought to this idea? >> no ma'am. i grew up in a baptist church. that's not something we were taught to believe in. >> reporter: so she tried to keep it a secret, worried everyone would think her son was crazy. >> but when we found the picture, it changed everything. >> reporter: a photo in a book about the golden age of hollywood. >> she turns to a page in the book in black and white, and i say "that's me. that's who i was." >> reporter: that's me? >> yeah. >> reporter: and you thought? the picture was from the movie "night after night," the film debut of mae west. >> goodness. >> goodness has nothing to do with it. >> reporter: her lines were memorable, but that unnamed extra, the man who ryan pointed
to he was in just two scenes and didn't speak a single word. >> this is the picture that his mom sent me. >> reporter: finally ryan's memories could be attached to a face, but who was he? ryan's mother turned to this man for help. dr. jim tucker a child psychiatrist at the university of virginia. for 50 years, researchers here have tracked 2,500 cases of children claiming past lives. and your conclusion is what? >> these cases demand an explanation that we can't just write them off. >> reporter: he's written about many of them in his book, "return to life." but he says few of his cases have as many details as ryan's. >> how he had danced on broadway and then had gone to hollywood to work in the movies. then he hit work for an agency. seeing the world from big boats. he talked about going to paris. all of this, frankly, seemed quite unlikely to me for an extra with no lines in the movie. >> reporter: ryan also remembered that he had two sisters, that he was married five times and lived on the street with the word "rock" in
it. he even asked his mother for a brand of orange soda discontinued 50 years before he was born. >> it would be i want to go back to my swimming pool. when i wanted to go somewhere, i went down and saw the boys down at the bank and i went. >> reporter: a life of a hollywood mogul, not of a child. >> exactly. >> reporter: it took the work of a archivist to finally identify the man in that old movie. his name, marty martin. and just like ryan said he had become a powerful hollywood agent. >> ryan talked about how people changed their names at the agency. of course, they were changing people's names all the time. >> reporter: and martin did dance on broadway traveled the world, had two sisters and even went to paris with his wife. it was his fifth wife. and that street with the word rock in it martin lived on roxbury drive in beverly hills. his daughter even confirmed he had a craving for orange soda just like ryan said. we found a bottle of that long-forgotten brand on ebay.
of course a lot of people are going to say, come on this is the parent or somebody else feeding him information. >> it seems inconceivable that the parents for some reason had done all that. this information wasn't on the internet. wr but even with the 55 specific things that ryan said turned out to be true one claim still bothered dr. tucker. >> he said he didn't seem like god would let you get to be 61 and then make you come back as a baby. so that looked like just an incorrect statement. >> reporter: that's because marty martin's death certificate stated he was 59 when he died. >> since then i've gotten information that the death certificate was actually incorrect, which would have made marty martin 61 when he died. >> reporter: so he was just lying about his age like everybody else in hollywood. >> or a typo on the death certificate, or who knows what. ryan was right all along. >> reporter: are you glad you've had this experience? >> yes i am. >> reporter: does it still feel real to you now that you're 10?
>> i still feel like it's real. >> reporter: a chance to let go of the past and just be a kid. >> so ryan headed off from our interview to go play paintball. you can read more of the 55 specific facts that ryan got right on marty martin's life on today.com. >> you're freaking me out. >> there's way too many details for that to be just guessing. >> i went into this saying mm-hmm. >> did you actually go like that, mm-hmm? >> you know it's my skeptical raised eyebrow look. >> yes. very cool. >> that's amazing. >> it's really interesting. and you know the university of virginia no slouch in the -- they didn't make the college basketball playoffs -- >> oh, yes, they did. they're one of the top seeds. they're number two. >> there you go. >> they're number two. >> that and reincarnation, what more do you want? >> i guess this 10-year-old kid is our agent. >> fabulous. thank you very much. we're back in 15 seconds with
easy ways for you to kick your bad habits. we are back with the start of a new series called "kick the habit today." most of you do something we'd love to change. there's no shortage advice on how, but how do we really go about it? "new york times" best-seller gretchen ruben tackles that subject in a new book called "better than before." nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> you've tackled happiness before, now bad habits which i'm thrilled about because if you look up bad habits in the dictionary, savannah's picture comes up. >> you can't quit me. >> most times we think of habits, any kind of habit, we think negative. is that true? >> well i have a very positive association for habits because i
feel like habits can free us. you're right. a lot of times why people feel a challenge in happiness is there's some habit they can't break. >> you're not a behavioral expert. >> no. >> so why should people believe your ideas on how to change their habits? >> you know i think when they look at what i'm talking about, it will ring true for them. they'll say i've done this before. i've noticed this pattern before. i just didn't have the vocabulary for it. i didn't know how to understand it. >> i'm just going to grab some m&ms and go sit in my section. >> we're talking about bad habits, help habits. a lot of people jump in this and smack or eat junk food. how do they kick the habit? >> one strategy is in inconvenience. we're very influenced by convenience. this is very convenient. you just dig right in. before you even realize what you're doing. so you want to make it inconvenient by, like wrapping it. and you can't just rip open the bag. i have to actually untie the knot. that gives you time to think about do i really want -- >> that would slow me down three seconds, that's it. >> that three seconds could be
enough to make you think wait, this isn't what i want. i want to keep my good habits. >> you also say it's about individual serving as opposed to mass consumption. >> exactly. know how much you're eating. having to unwrap a candy, that's inconvenient. you see the wrappers and it's going to slow you down. this you can just have handful after handful. >> because you can never have just one of that. >> no no. okay. so for some people not for everyone but for many people it's easier to give something up altogether than to indulge in moderation. cold turkey sounds harder, but it's actually easier. so you just say no. >> that is just so wrong! >> oh, my gosh. >> if chocolate is your kryptonite, no chocolate is easier -- >> there's nothing else in there. we can still eat these. >> they're gone they're gone. it's easier. it sounds harder. >> even the germ freak. you know what? just to show you. >> exactly. i'm just saying. that's a waste. >> okay. late-night snacking is a big, bad habit that a lot of people want to break.
you want one cookie and it becomes three. have that mibt that gives you that strong flavor. it's not the same but it's going to give that you mouth feel. and even brushing your teeth gives you that same sense of getting your mouth active. >> let's go over to savannah who's talking about sleep. >> yes. let's talk about sleep. a lot of people have a hard time just even getting to sleep or if they want to watch tv, eat do whatever. do you have a tip for that? >> what you want to use is use the strategy of scheduling to set an alarm. >> set an alarm to go to bed. >> set your bedtime. my bedtime is 10:30. most adults need seven hours, so do the math. set the alarm to go off. >> and be really regimented about it. >> and maybe you need a snooze alarm to give yourself a little bit of a head start to get into bed. >> you have another tip, get in your pjs earlier? >> get in your pjs, get everything ready, get your contacts out brush your teeth. if you're a person who tends to say oh i'll watch a little television to unwind you want
to put the remote control. the best idea across the room in a closet or at least out of sight. >> or hide it. all right. >> yes. so you remember a very good monday morning to you. it is 8:26. happening today, ucsf students will hold a vigil for a fellow student shot and killed in her east bay home. someone shot the 37-year-old last sunday in her albany apartment. a relative discovered her body the following day. investigators say some of her belongings including a purse and clothing, were found dipped in a richmond neighborhood about two blocks away. police have not made any arrests. today's vigil is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. time to check that monday morning commute. how we looking, mike? >> still tough out there. this is video from earlier when there was first that fire reported. eastbound gets into the tunnel was stopped. there was smoke from a car fire
that took place in the tunnel itself after an earlier crash. this was all the backup that was going on there. let's get you back out to the map. we're talking about one of your eastbound roads. one is closed. not set to reopen until 11:00. look at this jam up highway 13 causing slowdowns around west 580. that's adding to the backup. overall, the rest of your commute looking standard for this time on a monday morning. anywhere south of the san mateo bridge, you're back to normal. >> all right. back with another local news update in half an hour. see you then.
2015. you saw something, the debut of meghan trainor's new video, the song dear future. this is adorable. you have to watch the whole thing. she is handing out cards. so is carson. welcome back. >> thank you! >> tell us about this new song dear future husband. >> that's my new single and i'm excited because i got the music video. >> you are not exactively looking. >> no i'm married to my career right now. this is a heads up. get ready. >> you have have a long list. he has a lot of stuff to remember. >> just a few easy things. take me on a date be a gentlemen. that's all. >> you are married to your career. come july, you are starting the tour. we mentioned we had tars on and
tamron handing out cards. >> what are the trains about? >> this gets you a nice download of my album. my second tour is headlining again which is crazy and happening in july. >> we need to ask for questioned for one second. you have been handed out these cards. does anybody have a card that also said free ride? >> guess what. you get the first ever tickets to the tour. a free pair of tickets. >> i'm reilly.
>> you ready for meghan trainor's concert? >> you are friends now. >> besties. >> so sweet. >> and a picture. not bad. >> don't forget meghan's new single and ticking off in july. checking it out in person. great having you here. coming up, two more big stars. from the popular divergent series. she had to fight with her on the set of the franchises next installment. are you brave enough to let your kids brave your parenting. things you may be afraid to ask your kids for. >> let's show you what we have going on as far as the week ahead. we will be looking at above normal temperatures around much of the country and wet weather and snow in northern new
england. back into the river valley and the latter part of the week chillier at the great lakes and pet weather above normal temperatures that's what's going 8:34. good morning to you. a live look at belvedere. mostly cloudy sky across the board. you'll be at 69 degrees for today in san francisco. staying nice and steady through st. patrick's day. even wednesday looking good. slight bump up in numbers by thursday. everything changes into this weekend. a few showers on the way for saturday. looking nice and warm and sunny for your sunday. hope you have a fantastic week.
>> sweet 16 what's your name? where are you from? >> atlanta, georgia. >> let's go back in to savannah. >> thank you so much. two of the hoddest young stars are paying a visit to us. shailene woodley and james are here in the much anticipated second installment of divergent. the stakes are higher than ever and the budding romance? take a look for yourself. >> i can't let anyone else. >> no one else is going to. i'm not worth it. >> yeah you are. you are worth it to me. >> good to see you guys. what was it like to go back to set. you did the first and there was time off like going back to school. everyone is getting to know each
other. >> constant high fives. >> passing notes in home room. the first was so successful. if you are going to do a second movie, you want to take it to the next level. jumping back in was more difficult because we booked at different projects and made a different director. >> had to get back into that character. the characters have evolved too. you explore the elements and first and you get together. that was kind of fun and stayed the same. you are going to do a second movie, you need to push it out there and push the boundaries and make it bigger. i thought there is so much action from the get go. in the first film huh to set
the scene and get the lay of the land. you are literally running through the film. >> i burned 100 calories watching it. we were wanting to embrace the big expect cal as well. lots of running. you did a lot of your own stunts? >> yes, but my stunned doubles did the hard stuff. >> do you like doing those? it was something like you feel like you are supposed to. i got to get in there and show. >> you want to do as many as you can. the insurance steps in and said you are not doing that. >> it's exciting because you are guaranteed safety in a way and you get to jump from the pair
suit. how's life. you have been working a lot. what do you do in your spare time? >> go swimming. >> doi. yeah. you love driving, right? >> just driving? just commuting. the weather. since you guys are so good at this you are finishing each other's sentences, i have a game we will play. it's how well do you know your costar. ready? >> you don't actually ever tell them. >> we didn't know this was happening. >> that's what was super fun about it. >> what was the strangest gift that theo received from a fan? >> the strangest gift theo ever
>> per back at 8 time 42. every parent wonders how am i doing? >> i don't know if i want the answers. now you can get the answers with the parent report card. here to explain. darlene, how are you. >> nice to see you both. moms and dads want to feel like you are doing a good job. it might sound like a daunting
task asking to you grade you on your parenting. it may be one of the most important tests you will ever take. the parent report card allows kids to grade their parents. it caught the eye of the celebrity mommy blogger who shared with her kids. >> it was fascinating to see it flipped to allow my children an opportunity to tell me how i'm doing and it takes courage. you have to be brave to hand this parent report card to your children. >> really? an f? >> it makes children feel their opinion matters. >> yeah! >> we had the group of parents have their children grade them. they sharpened their pencils and got to work. >> we wanted to give you a parent report card.
a chance for to you grade your parents on how good of a job they are doing. >> i thought yea, i get a chance to tell their parents how bad they are doing or how good they are doing. depending on the subject. >> the things that they are doing bad, we should tell you how they are doing. their temmer for no reason. >> where we have a couple of fs is understands my moods. who thinks their parents don't understand their moods? >> from my son, that's so funny. understands my moods. >> also in the category, to preteen girls, i don't expect to. >> parents forget how they felt when they were our ages. they don't understand how we feel at this time at this age.
>> on the subject of sex, they didn't want to go there. >> question number 23 was answers my questions about sex. a lot of people didn't answer at all. the only one who answered. is this a conversation your parents tried to have with you. >> yes. >> yes, no yes, no. >> tried. it doesn't happen. >> unsuccessfully? >> we don't want to have it. >> there is no question. she doesn't ask me questions. >> do you feel like you try to talk to her about it? >> i have. >> well i don't really ask. she was like do you know about this? i said i would rather not. i close the door on her. >> while the kids may fail to ask questions, their parents scored the highest on what matters most. >> raise your hand that even though they are not perfect, your mom and dad really love
you. if you had to think of something really, really good that they do better than anybody else, what is it? >> on holidays my mom goes crazy and packs my lunch box with all candy. >> nothing like a good april fool's joke in a lunch box. >> she thought you love her and you are nice to her friends. you got an a and at 13 you know that's enough. >> makes me laugh, a. makes the holiday special. that must feel good. >> very nice. i didn't know they recognized that. it's good to hear. >> i'm happy to see they said i spend time with them and make them laugh. that's what they will remember. >> i have to say i did give to my daughter at 12. there were a lot of areas that i need to work on and needs
improvement, but it's interesting to see what matters to them. that's what's important. for those interested we bought the parent report cards from the therapy store. she came up with her own modern mom report card. either one works much the conversation is what's important. whatever report card you end up giving. >> it's eye-opening. you look at some that got filled out by the kids. the good thing is they give me hugs and me you love him. one gave his parents an f for understanding moods. >> the age range is about 7 to 12. >> i want blanks and i am not sure i want to see the answers. thank you. up next the end of an era for one offof country music's biggest stars. we will show you t
performed for tens of thousands of adoring spring breakers but now things are changing and "today's" jenna bush hager tagged along. >> this was so fun. i got to spend the day with luke where it all began in panama city beach, florida. ♪ spring break down ♪ ♪ just think about a good time together ♪ >> reporter: luke bryan's spring break is no longer just a concert. instead, it's become nothing short of a major event. what began as a no-frills beach party seven years ago in panama city has developed into a must-see for country music fans. with more than 200,000 of them singing along to every word. ♪ country girls take it from me girl ♪ ♪ take it from me girl ♪ >> reporter: but now the 38-year-old country music superstar says this one will be the last. >> yeah. i'm kind of sad that it's the last one, but somehow i was able to have an excuse to be at spring break all through my 30s.
so it's probably time to shutter on down. >> reporter: pack it up. pack it up. it might get a little creepy right? >> get a little weird. i'll be the weird old guy. >> reporter: luke's career has skyrocketed. with over 7 million albums sold a dozen number one hits and a cma entertainer of the year award already under his belt. along the way, he's made a name for himself with his moves. >> reporter: you also get some attention, i have to say, for your dancing. i didn't know this but i have done a little research. >> uh-oh. >> reporter: there's some twitter handles and facebook fan pages that are dedicated just to your bottom. to your booty. >> yeah people forward them to me from time to time. hey, it's just all in a good pair of jeans, right? >> reporter: is that what it is? >> all jeans. >> reporter: what's the brand? >> i can't give my secrets away. what's up? >> reporter: before this year's final concert, luke gave us a tour of panama city beach.
so we're driving with luke bryan. >> what's up? >> reporter: he's going to show me his spring break. >> what's up? we're in my bronco doing the deal. >> reporter: so this place means a lot to you. you used to come to this area even with your family growing up? >> it would be a big deal. we'd all you know all five of us the whole family would load up in a station wagon or something and come down here and spend time at the beach. a lot of memories of you know me being here with my family. >> reporter: family is a big part of luke bryan's story. there are happy memories but tragic ones too. he's the youngest of three kids. but he lost both siblings and his brother-in-law. he and his wife caroline, took in his sister's youngest son, joining their own two children at their home in tennessee. >> when i look at my career and how blessed we have been it's a no-brainer to be able to -- >> reporter: there was no question? >> no question. it was like if he wants to live with us, that would be amazing. >> reporter: at his concerts he pays tribute to his late family members.
asking the audience to raise their glasses and toast them. and the ones they too, have lost. that loving gesture resonates with so many of his fans. >> i never will forget i was doing a meet and greet last year. and a 9-year-old boy, his daddy comes up to me in the meet and greet. he goes "we lost our daughter this year and he's not doing well with it." and his dad stepped away and that little boy looked up at me and he goes "how do you get over losing your sibling?" and i never will -- and i got down on a knee and i just started telling him the best way i could to a 9-year-old boy, it's a way to salvage stuff out of all of these losses that our family has dealt with. so you just have to press on as so many people have to do. >> reporter: and so this country star inspired by loss remembers it all. never taking any of it for
granted, especially this final spring break show. so you're about to go on. are you ready for your last spring break? >> this is the wardrobe. we spent a lot of time on it. >> reporter: bathing suit and t-shirt. >> bathing suit and t-shirt. yeah. >> reporter: you know what? i think they'll be disappointed since they won't see the move in jeans. >> but the move is there. it's going to happen. are you referring to girls or you're going to be doing the move? uh-oh. >> reporter: i am a girl. can you just show me how to do the moves? >> a little of that right there. >> reporter: i can do that. no, i can't. >> jenna's got it. jenna got it. woop! >> reporter: he's a country music star with all the right moves. ♪ and a whole lot of heart. luke's seventh and final spring break album called "spring break checking out" is out now. >> seems like a really good guy. >> he's a great guy and he's got some good moves. >> jenna, thank you. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
good monday morning. it's 8:56. i'm sam brock. breaking news comes to us from the east bay this morning. that's where a big rig just slammed into an oil chain shop in pittsburgh in the middle of a strip mall there. we've received reports of explosions and heavy smoke coming from that area. you can see it right there from that picture.
the smoke billowing upwards. this is all happening on railroad avenue about a mile south of highway 4. crews have already had to call for backup once to battle those flames. at this point, there are no reports of any injuries. we're working on getting more information and video of the crash right now. we hope to bring that to you coming up in our next update in about 30 minutes. for the time being, we'll return you to the "today" show. see you.
>> boisterous. >> they look at me and say get al! they don't like to see the roker. >> give him a hug. >> we will get up into the low 50s. >> they are coming in. >> it gets bigger and bigger. >> it's basketball madness and exciting. >> natalie has the morning off and we will talk about what happened on friday in a few minutes. >> the family is coming back together. the healing process has begun. >> therapy. >> we all spent the weekend with t d.j. he was very helpful. the bishop. we need your help. >> we will talk about that in a moment. >> the fashion team the team of dolce and gabbana making
headlines after controversial statements made about ivf. in the italian fashion magazine panorama said you are born and you have a father and a mother or it should be like this. that's why i'm not convinced by chemical children synthetic baby, wombs for rent. that's the way they describe ivf. elton john called for a boycott. elton and his partner have two children both born via a surrogate. elton wrote yesterday shame on you for wagging your judgmental little fingers at ivf, a miracle that allowed legions of loving people both straight and gay to fulfill their dream of having children. your thinking is out of step with the times just like your fashion. that's where it hurts. i shall never wear dolce and gabbana ever again. that from mr. elton himself.
>> the statement they released, we firmly believe in democracy and think freed of of expression is essential for that. we talked about our way. >> the rental womb, that is a judgment. you are not saying it's not for me or not my path. when you label and call children chemical and saying wombs are rented. that's a judgment. >> debra and i, both of our children are ivf and our oldest are adopted. these are real children and give real love and for them to say this, yes they are quite free to express their opinion as we are free to say what a boneheaded statement and to boycott. i don't wear dolce and gabbana and i don't know if they make men's stuff.
i thought they were a high end gelato company. i think it's a ridiculous statement to make. >> it hurt it causes. >> it's crazy. >> you're right. you have a right to speak, but you have consequences for what you say. by the way, if your words hurt someone why do you want to use that anyway? that's so painful not just to the adults but to kids. they talked about the journey to bring them into this beautiful place and into their homes. you are saying they are a chemical baby. >> it goes back to the -- and look my parents three of us were biological and three of us were foster kids. they would say which one of your brothers or sisters is natural? the others are artificial? it's a long held position unfortunately. >> i love that people have taken
to social media and showing pictures of children who were conceived and with ivf treatment. i love it. they are fighting back. >> elton said it so fis lynicely. it's a miracle for a lot of families. this was not said in the darkness somewhere. this was an interview in the magazine. clearly something they didn't mind saying out lout. loud. >> i love elton john going in on their fashion. >> nothing better. >> you don't have to boycott. i don't want to wear it anyway. it's tired. old fashioned. >> gets on that piano and your tired fashion. and so this is an interesting opinion piece from xoj.com. it is entitled being at stay at
home mother is not a job. a stay at home mom with her daughter for years and writes being a stay at home mother to your kids is not a job. no matter how difficult or hard we work, getting to do nothing than raise a person you opted to bring into the world is a privilege and anything cells ignorant and condescending. even though there labor intensive parts of this like running the house and cleaning and cooking and taking care of the kids, she is saying this is part of the gig. part of being a parent. don't call it a job. i guess i get it. i don't know what prompted this. >> i think debra reads the full piece. what a gift it is. she is so happy she got to do it. what she is saying is it's not a substitute for a career. this is the most important work i can do, but let's not pretend it is a lifestyle.
if you want to be in the workforce it's not the way to do it. >> it is a job. this is a choice you made to become a parent, but one of the things you said is a gig. work. those are all the things we describe as job as. >> that is a job. >> it's a beautiful job. a job you have chosen. >> maybe it's semantics. being a parent is work. but it's work that you gladly do. you don't get paid for it. >> it would have been better to say i don't see it as my job, but if you do, if you call this a job, this is not a job. rash it's not my job. >> it's like labeling. when dads bring their kids in and say you are baby-sitting. >> um no. >> you baby-sitting? i said that is so true. i can tell you it's a hot topic.
it broke me into a sweat. >> glitter almost. >> i wear glitter on my shoulders. >> i never noticed it. >> you turned it up. >> maybe because my skin was so dry all weekend. every time i looked at my legs or body, crusty pie, whipped cream all over my legs. i spent the whole day getting crusty whipped cream off of me. >> i feel terrible for you. my heart breaks. >> you might have seen this friday. we were celebrating pi day on the plaza and willie said tamron, hit me with a pie and i did. some of the mean things that have come out, michael tweeted us this slow mo version with music. take a listen.
that happened to me. >> don't you feel terrible that you made a child cry. >> i offered to baby-sit owen for his mom. >> i called willie later in the day and he said i just took these to the cleaners and they went nuts. >> i walked into the dry cleaner and the woman said what happened? she thought i had been in a fight or something. i have to give a shout out. symphony cleaners. we got the picture from this morning. look at the work they did. >> that are is spectacular. >> you can do what i did and watch my stuff out myself. >> you don't wash a suit out. you don't wash a suit. >> thanks. i love symphony cleaners am they are fantastic. almost as good as king cleaners in brooklyn. they are very good.
let's show you what's going on. was it warm yesterday out west. los angeles is 88 degrees. burbank is 90. they had to delay the start or moved up the start of the los angeles marathon just to try to cool people off. those were temperatures. roars set back in the plains. another hot day and 84 in l.a. and almost 20 degrees above average. phoenix 91. look at the plains today. minneapolis with a high of 63. st. louis 78 degrees. even here in the northeast, we will be at 55. pittsburgh is 68. don't get used to it. wednesday temperatures drop 37 in new york. 44 at pittsburgh and 32 in buffalo. milder out west but the temperatures are awfully 9:11. happy monday. i'm meteorologist christina loren. cool and cloudy to start the day. a nice mix of clouds and sun. cloudy at times throughout the
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brought way. 10 years later i did the graduate on broadway and 10 years later, the heidi chronicles. throughout all of that you kept this amazing head of hair. >> it's very convincing. >> it's true. you are right. >> you waited all this time to bring back. how great am i? i'm not just a member. i'm the president. >> this is al's hair. >> this is my week. we open on thursday. he is being very kind. >> a play that is very well respected. a lot of feminist issues. why is now a good time to bring the heidi chronicles back? >> that's a good question. for better or worse, a lot of
the themes are still relevant. i don't think it's just a play that talks about feminism, although that is a predominant theme. it's about what defines happiness and can you have it all? what is having it all and can you have it all in this day and age especially with working mothers who have families and just a lot of big questions and it's really funny and has a wonderful cast, obviously. and listen how is my pitch so far, good sf. >> i'm buying it. >> the whole block of seats. >> elizabeth moss? >> she's okay. >> how would she feel to hear you say that? >> she is amazing. she is a tremendous talent and this is a role she was born to do. she is amazing in it.
it's something to see. she is also just a great leader. she is so wonderful to be around and especially because theater, you know, it's you have a show of family atmosphere ideally back stage. she really endorses that. it's great. >> it's getting great reviews. bigs or little. you will hold up a card and we will have to explain to you what it is. it has the word big or little. >> 30 seconds on the clock. >> sesame street. >> big bird. are piano. >> motown. >> little richard. >> london clock. >> big ben. >> "sex and the city." >> mr. big.
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that's my line, this is the date." if the last 3 letters were p22, that's me. good morning to you. it is 9:26. breaking news out of the east bay right now. that's where a big rig slammed into a mexican restaurant in pittsburgh. it all happened within the past hour near railroad avenue about a mile south of highway 4. these are live pictures overhead. you can see the massive damage from our chopper that is over the scene. several emergency crews on site. the crash caused several explosions and a large fire. crews have already had to call for backup once to battle the flames. right now we're working to get more information as well as any updates on possible injuries. you see that the flames are out now. now they're assessing the damage. we'll bring you an update in about 30 minutes. also this morning, one passenger dead after ataxi plunged off a highway. it happened just after 1:00 this morning in fairfield where
interstate 680 meets 80. the chp says the taxi shot off the roadway and tumbled about 70 feet down an embankment before land on a frontage road. another passenger was seriously hurt. the driver was fine. the cause of the crash is under investigation. we'll have a look at weather and traffic, including a mess in the caldecott tunnel, after this. we live in a pick and choose world. choose, choose, choose. but at bedtime? ...why settle for this? enter the sleep number bed. designed to let couples sleep together in individualized comfort. sleepiq technology tells you how well you slept and what adjustments
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eastbound lanes closed for another 90 minutes art least. look how jammed it is for highway 13. that's unusually heavy through the area. over here, this is the area of pittsburgh where we had that big rig into that restaurant. do not take railroad. that is a bad cut through this morning. that will take you right into the activity. we also have a stalled vehicle, which is causing more slowing from west highway 4. the rest of your bay, by comparison, very size. in fact, by monday standards, not so bad. the south bay, some little slowing. back to you. >> thank you very much mike. thank you for joining us as well. another local news update coming up in half an hour. we hope to see you then.
welcome back to today. i'm willie along with al and tamron. we have viral videos. >> free vanilla cone. >> at the dq. >> i'm not getting paid to say this. >> the children's miracle network. >> we have to share. >> i have the one. >> it's march madness and the tournament starts and you get the first four games and the tournament starts. espn famed broadcaster.
kissing the most famous ashley judd. # they went in on that one. >> and everything. >> she pulled back a little bit. she is back. this one is georgia state. their coach injured his achilles while celebrating the in fact they go to the tournament. >> how does that happen? >> i think we got it. he did. trust me. he jumped up. >> that is the worst. >> that is wonderful. >> he did the press conference. cardinals kicker during an nfl game. a routine field goal and he tears his acl in the process.
the choice. >> but why? >> it's not. >> you are kind of like going in. ashley judd. >> they are the odds on favorite. >> i picked wisconsin. kentucky will win, but i wanted to be contrarian. >> that's your way of covering up for your mistake. >> here's another way to look at it. if you bet, that's the way to get the money. if you want to make money, you talk away from the dinner party. >> al roker won our brackets last year. what did you get? >> i got nothing. i got the undying admiration of our staff. >> how did you pick your team?
i know nothing about college sports. that's not so much a sport as it is a contact activity. we are looking at snow coming across the clipper in the plains. that will make it across new england and for st. patrick's day tomorrow, 52. doubling california sunshine and 66. shamrock soda. dublin, ohio. sunshine and 47 degrees. clover georgia 79 and thank you, al. love to get that dublin shoutout. taking a live look here over the santa clara valley from mt. ham ln to. intervals of clouds and sun for today. mostly in the 50s right now, on our way to the mid-70s just about everywhere with the exclusion of the immediate coast.
san francisco today at 69 degrees. a nice mild week with that jet stream just to our north. a 10% chance of showers every day. looking towards a better chance throughout your saturday. then a nice clear sunday coming your way. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al just told a joke i can't repeat. >> happy monday. let's kick it off and start off with the serious stuff. the late paul walker drew cheers at a secret midnight screening of his film the furts seven. he died in that awful car accident a year and a half ago. the costar surprised the crowd and introducing the film with the producer. according to variety, he erupted in cheers for about five minute when is walker appeared on the screen. the movie closed with an emotional tribute to him. the reason we kept this thing going it came on behalf of our
brother paul walker. it opens april 3rd. his brother finished out the film for him. >> that's amazing. >> it is amazing. does anyone know the origin of ryan gosling's hey girl? either does he. he talked about the insanely popular people at southwest. you were there? >> al was. >> we were not there. he was there while promoting his debut and director brought up the famous meme a few times. he said i never said that. i was focused on the dell torro gig. if you say i'll be back, you have to own it. i never said it. gosling said people approach him on the street and say hey girl.
it was about this. here's what it said. hey, girl i heard you like beards so i grew one last night. now we must point out that ryan was forced to read his own meme in 2010 and he has said it before. >> that was a really thorough investigation. >> impressive. very impressive. >> they went deep on that one. >> sandy lee? and jeff rossen. she said i welcome. this is my favorite. rihanna made history. the 27-year-old announced a new deal being the face of dior makes her the first black spokesperson for the designer. the first time we will see her campaign will be this spring. she follows in the food steps of jennifer lawrence and natalie portman who have all been faces of dior. >> i saw it when i was shopping somewhere. one of the most beautiful people i have ever seen. unbelievable. >> it's crazy.
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actor's story. >> alongside tom cruise. he continued his success with the action packed good day to die-hard and the world war two drama, unbroken directed by angelina jolie. 2015 is looking like a big year for him. he was named one of the top celebrities to watch. he will be back in the terminator in genesis and the highly anticipated suicide squad. >> fans are awaiting his return in the second installment of the series divergent. >> i fount a way to live with blood on my hands. >> what's up? thank you. >> let's pick up the story for the divergent fans? where are we going now? >> we are out of the world where everything is crumbling down.
that's all in fugitive mode on the run as the kind of corruption that's happening within that and coming to the surface. as eric i'm out to get them. >> i understand according to my producer, you ripped a fair number of pants doing these scenes. i know she went deep. >> we didn't think it was possible to rip that many pairs of pants. >> how are you ripping your pants? >> stand around all day pant ripping. are like a person standing still. in this particular installment. it's too late for that.
far too late. the team they were feverishly stitching my crotch. >> he is applying for that job. >> that happens to willy and al all the time. >> almost all the time. people stitching our koch. >> you were filming this and the terminator at the same time. did you confusion the two characters? >> that would have been weird. i did get a little -- i did show up for insurgent and had a moment of crisis because i thought i had forgotten what i was working on and was in a different state. it's like muscle memory. >> you have a cough guy exterior. everything about you. were you like the coughtough kid?
>> not at all. that's funny. my fends would have a field day with this. >> how would they describe you? >> we are on early morning. let's keep watching. >> i wasn't expecting that. >> it's uncomfortable. >> me about that. >> will smith and jared. >> everyone is coming in and we are shooting up in toronto for the moment. we have been getting into the prep. he's a strong dude. he had me in a couple of head lox. >> did he rip your pants? pants remained intact. >> quickly you are on instagram.
did you join? >> i did. >> why did you look surprised some. >> didn't know we were celebrating. >> it's not a celebration, but i was surprised. what took you so long to jump in? >> i leaned naturally into the social media thing. >> you did now? >> yes, i did. i found out and it's rather common. someone was pretending to be me and i was disappointed with their photography and the pictures of food. no. i eat like -- i like to eat and i eat well. i wouldn't eat that. if i was going to complain, i should control the space. >> jai courtney, congratulations. insurgence hits theater this is
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>> they are easier to make and show you the latte. the executive chef here in new york city. good to see you. for meatless monday we will start with a vegetable quiche. you are making one and use dried beans to weight it down. >> we roll this out about an eighth of an inch and put it in the pie shell and work it into the corners. >> then once you do that and you put the beans under with parchment paper that keeps it from what? >> when you put the liquid in, it bakes through. >> will you put this in first? >> we put it in the oven for about ten minutes to get it to
set. >> you have the vegetable filling like spinach. >> spinach leaks and tomatoes. >> i went to school with eye guy like that. how do you make the custard. >> three yolks and a little bit of milk and cream. cayenne pepper and thyme. we would mix this up and add the vegetable and put it back in the oven. we can save the beans. if you bake pies, whatever. >> finished product. >> that's fantastic. it's a little bit of lettuce. a cauliflower caesar salad. different colors and varieties. some purple and white. >> do they all taste the same?
it tastes different, but for the most part they taste the same. are you going to have a taste? >> absolutely. >> this is bib lettuce which is quartered. we season it and shaved the cauliflower thin. salt, pepper and olive oil. we top it with caesar dressing. >> that is fantastic. >> made ahead of time for the next day or later on that day. you can save it if you don't need it all. >> the recipes are on today.com. we are back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
avenue, about a mile south of highway 4. you can see there's massive damage from our chopper above the scene. the crash caused several explosions and a large fire as well. crews have already had to call for backup once to battle those flames. you can see at least one other pickup truck with extensive damage. our own jody hernandez is on the scene working to get more information as well as any updates on possible injuries. we'll bring that to you as soon as we get it. and now let's take a look at whether or not this is impacting surface street traffic with mike inouye. >> just before you get to buchanan, take harbor or leverage. that'll get you around that. then you can use kirker pass to get through the rest of that packup. that's it for highway 4 through the area. we're also talking about eastbound 24. the caldecott tunnel partially closed until 11:00. there was a car fire in the tunnel. it is clear, but they have to
inspect it for safety. the rest of your bay looking easy right now. the weather really interesting out there. >> yeah we have an interesting forecast for today. that's because the jet stream is right on top of us. you can see that from your streamline arrows. some shower activity in northwestern sonoma county. this afternoon, temps are going to be really comfortable. count on a cloudy day with a few light showers from time to time. 74 degrees for the south bay. 75 degrees out in the tri-valley. mild mix of sun and clouds as we take you into the midsection of your week. then by the end of the week a nice boost in your temperatures. up to 78 degrees. looking good for the first day of spring, kris. we'll be in the low 70s with a better chance of rain this weekend. more on that today at 11:00 with you. >> look forward to it. thank you very much. and we have more local news coming up for you in just a half hour. hopefully for information on that big rig crash.
from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kopt by. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. do we have some music there? he's got it cranking. it's fun day monday. it's march 16th. just four days away from spring. and never have we needed it so badly. finally yesterday you could see it, some of the snow is gone. you can see it spouting. >> it's coming. >> we're desperate for spring like we've never been. people are still reminiscing
about the one 60-degree day we had last week. it made us so good. >> we're ready for the hollywood buzz. we're going to fill you in on all of the stuff you might have missed over the weekend, including why houb we man dell might be able to look at toilet paper again. >> his initial reaction. if you watched his face, immediately when he come out of the car -- >> hoda you're telling it. i guess it's okay. >> whatever. >> whatever. >> but when you see his face it's the initial reaction. you know how your truth comes out? i want you to see it. >> there are times you want to skip the ad and times you want to watch them over and over. some of the best and fun nest commercials you might have never seen before starring some big-time celebrities like george clooney. madeleine is back. she's going through the pantry and the fridge, telling you what to keep and what to toss.
it's all about the expiration dates. by the way i did have an old pseudofed. >> are you a little con guest snd congested. >> it's old. one of them said 01/14. i went for the '14. we're in '15. >> that's a question for a doctor, i think, or a form cyst. >> i think it's working. we'll ask her. i had a very boring weekend although it was nice because cody is home for a while. >> he got home? >> he got home. i love seeing his big ugly shoes in our entranceway. we watched a movie sad that i want to recommend to everybody. he had never seen it before. "dead poet's society." if your kids haven't seen that, your young betweenish, you've got to see it. but you my dear were all over
the world. >> by the way i wachds "sea business cut" on sunday. so on friday i went to bryant university in rhode island. they had a women's summit. our crazy people were there. that was the president of the university. the governor of rhode island came. then i traveled to new orleans -- >> i love that dress on you. >> you've seen a quite a few times. it was a nice bunch of people in new orleans. joe was with me and then there are two other guys. >> you're actually showing joel. >> here's the big audience. joel was sitting at one of the tables. i told joel that it new orleans
was the warmest place on earth. you'll get hugged mer more than anywhere you with will in your life. so don't prove me wrong. >> the mayor hosted and one of the great college presidents was honored. >> you were given the key to the city of new orleans because new orleans still loves them soho da woman. you didn't know about that. >> i didn't know about that. that's my favorite thing. the key to the city. >> i might have well tell me. >> please. >> i have had two miracles in my eyebrow life. one of them was rapid brow. if you've got a follicle there, it will get it going and make it longer. but then this mechanical eyebrow pencil. $30 in department stores. you have these. on the one end it's angled and
they come in the different colors of your eyebrow. then on the other -- >> by the way her brow pencils are the best. >> we have a question for you. you look down at your phone a lot, your computer a lot chblt i don't. >> if you did, do you know what you might be having in you may be having something called tech neck. it's the saggy business underhere that comes from bending it in this position and then i guess that's very sensitive skin down here. >> it's thin. >> anyway, it's becoming a serious problem according to harper's bizarre. >> not for you tommy. you're looking good. >> he looks perfect. >> he's always got his neck up because he does air guitar. he's our rock and roller. >> there's a doctor of determine that logic surgery confirmed that it's a true thing.
it's caused at staring at your phone or your computer. it loosen the skin even more which makes us want the injections again that the doctor was talking about, the ones that eliminate all of that >> even though it's tons and tons of injections. >> we don't care. >> you had a friend a while ago that came up with some new plastic surgeries too that are not real, real, real invasive that don't leave a lot of bruising. you might want to check with your dermatologist about that. now, about that, while you were doing that over the weekend, it's been 90s in l.a. bethany hamilton, she is the professional surfer who lost her left arm in the shark attack in 2003.
well she found love, happily married and now is six months pregnant. she was seen this week surfing. she's 25 still a professional surfer. >> what a beautiful photo. >> her ob/gyn says she's totally safe, knows what she's doing. >> they say for her it's safe because she's an athlete. if it's anybody else you should check with your doctor because you're not bethany. what else is going on? >> there's a lot going on >> i can't hear anything. you know what your earring are clogged and you don't know what's going on? that's what's happening. >> well, there's a woman from south africa who is celebrating her 100th birthday. and to odo it, she decided to go sky diving not for the first time, not for the second time. for the third time.
her name is gore gina hardwood. she's talking. she's having a total conversation. >> look at the way she lands too. it's perfect. >> and go. >> oh my gosh. didn't even get dragged to bits. >> she plans to continue her birthday celebration. >> chugging down her champagne. >> that's our kind of girl. >> today she's going diving in a shark cage today. >> oh my gosh. >> i would never skydive ever. >> just why risk it? >> yeah. i don't need the thrill. i work with you you know. i just never would. but i have such respect for people that do. >> that's big. they're outside of their comfort zone. they want to give it a go. >> what anniversary is this, "the sound of music"? >> the 50th. >> so this is interesting. so if you're wondering whatever
happened to the real vonn traps. the great grandchildren of the captain are musicians and they're releasing an album. and they are direct deskencendants of the captain and his wife. here's a tiny bit of their new single. it's called "dancing in gold." ♪ ♪ >> i'm not quite sure what that reminds me of. >> it seems very old school. >> a lot of people are old that would like that, hoda. they're performing at the vonn
trap lodge. i don't know. would you play it on your radio show? hoda? >> i don't know. i'm not sure if i would or not. but it's fun to see them. you wondered. >> i like them. all right. we want to let you guys all right. we're giving it away as you know every weekend. five lucky viewers will get a prize. i heard on my twitter, kathy, there was a little trouble whenteering the people. work that out. you can enter. if you didn't win last week, make sure you enter. go to klc and hoda for the complete rules. >> hit the connect button. >> if you can't get on we probably won't. we want to encourage you to try. it should be frustrating. you will be bursting and all. >> you will be running errands. >> we will get you caught up with the big celebrity news. >> let's go out with that song one more time. >> let's hear it. i loved it.
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that she'd insured her gorgeous legs four $40 million. >> it's $20 million a gam. like she sent herself roses for valentine's day. >> i love the other thing she posted instagram video with pals of her. watch this. ♪ across the sky ♪ ♪ it's the way you love me ♪ ♪ it's a feeling like this ♪ ♪ it's centrifical force ♪ >> i love the whole song. >> the gator ade. she put her you poer behind sisters. i gis she recovered from this crash. >> she's actually supposed to be taking them on a world tour. >> oh they're good. >> so justin bieber, we have been waiting, so much buildup.
>> i guess it was brutal. >> there is so much to roast about justin bieber you can make a thanksgiving dinner out of him. they were especially cruel. it was raunchy, rude cutting. one of the funniest lines and this is a clean line attributes to the neddian christa lee, justin, you have everything except love friends, good parents and a grammy. >> cruel. >> that was mean. >> you know his mother was also in the audience. as were his grandparents. who wasn't there was selina gomez. they really went after her and his relationship with her. >> why? that's nobody's business. >> in a roast they do everything selina is not here. she doesn't want to be. she's with a rail man now. >> oh. >> at the end i guess e-got up and spoke. >> in a real poignant way. >> he said he has disappointed so many people and let himself
down. he hoped now he would be able to make people proud of him and someone close to him has said it's the way you pick yourself up after a fall. >> smith. >> do you think it will change people's point of view? >> i think it will help. he's been on an apology tour. he posted an apology on youtube saying he has behaved in ways he's not proud of. >> that aren't him. he thanked the comediennes, everybody for coming out, supporting him. he took it in really good stride. >> he said tonight was the best night ever. >> good for him. howie mandel. his house has been toilet papered. let's see him. so they're trashing the whole place. 4,000 rolls. >> ah. >> sponsored by charmin. >> when he rolls up you see it. >> i think they're neighbors or something? >> some guy called he is a
neighbor. roman atwood he's a professional prankster. >> look. hold on he gets out. can you hear it? what are you laughing at? he says? it's a get aed community. how did they get in? >> i would be furious. >> until his neighbors walked out. ha ha. >> and his son, his wife and son were in on this whole thing. they koornted. now the thing is he's talked about being ocd. he likes everything to be in its place. it really bothered him. >> so the cleanup has to get interesting. >> the amount of paper wasted. >> coming from tree not smart. >> you know he pranked with this guy before the two of them together. >> hello. >> yeah, exactly. >> real quick on elton john and dolce and gabbanna it's turned into such a feud hasn't it? >> it's terrible. dolce and gabbanna said they
don't believe in chemical kids ivf. they believe in traditional families. so elton john. >> they are both gay men who were a couple. now they're his business partner. >> that's right. gabbanna said he had at one time approached a woman to see if he would carry his child. he said he was very uncomfortable with that. >> well, didn't they come out, hoda afterwards and say, we were talking about us we were not talking about anybody else putting anybody else down. >> they have a huge following now. >> victoria's backhand came out. victoria said she will burn her dolce and gabbanna clothes. it will be interesting to see. >> i had a body for it back in the with '80s. thanks, ladies. george clooney, john malco sasnovich, big named stars like you have never seen them before.
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pittsburgh. this happened just before 9:00 this morning near railroad avenue. that's about a mile south of highway 4. you can see the massive damage from our chopper over the scene. witnesses tell us the crash was pure chaos. >> it's scary. just an explosion. fire, smoke everywhere. i could feel -- you could feel the explosion. i was so close. i was just right over here. >> our own jody hernandez is live on the scene. she'll have the latest updates coming up in our 11:00 a.m. newscast. we'll also check weather and traffic coming up right after the break.
welcome back. i'm meteorologist christina loren. pretty day coming your way. we're going to see a little bit of sunshine until noon. then those clouds will increase but temperatures will be warm. 72 degrees in the north bay. as those clouds increase might squeeze out a few showers later today, especially north of the golden gate bridge. a better chance into your all-important weekend. we'll take you through the changes today at 11:00. we'll see you then. first, though here's mike and your drive. >> all right, folks. here's that horrible drive we had for folks all morning traveling east through the the caldecott tunnel. still one of your two eastbound lanes closed until at least 11:00. still waiting for the update there. the other tragic issue over here in pittsburgh. railroad avenue with continued activity. that will be an issue. now by comparison the rest of
your bay looking very light, even the south bay. back to you. >> we have all the day's news coming up at 11:00. we hope to see you then. under funday monday if you think the super bowl ads are awesome. some are international sensations, some are viral hits. all are commercials you may have never seen. here with a look at this week's adweek editorial editor is james cooper. how did we miss these ads? >> how is it possible? >> a lot air in france or japan and taipei they never air here. some of them are small markets. the u.s. market is so big and we always complain about advertising sort of being repetitive. these are career gems from
overseas. >> let me turn on the tv and see george clooney's ad list. watch this. >> hello, george. where am i? >> make an educated guess. >> oh there must be a mistake. >> we don't make mistakes ever. >> no see, it's not my time. >> maybe we could make an arrangement. arrangement. >> not a chance pal. so you always wear white? >> always. >> is there a bathroom here? >> we have lovely bothrooms. you do? >> i'm going to initiate a movie. do they do films up here? >>. there are no producers here.
>> oh. good heavens. >> that's great. >> it's the perfect example of like the international cache that hollywood has and these guys, you don't see malcovich and clooney in u.s. ads very often, but they play really well in france and japan. >> and they pay a fortune. >> is it because he doesn't want to be on there? >> there is a bit of a stigma in the u.s. you may be quote/unquote selling out a bit in the commercial. >> nobody can see you. >> the next one is a snicker's ad. who is this? >> rowand atkinson. atkinson. . .
>> that's cute. >> okay. >> that's like the marsha brady one. >> this is the earliest version of marsha brady you're not you until you're hungry. it is one of their most popular. >> he's a big character over there. >> yeah. >> we could never have him on. >> so here's one with mike myers and his brother. let's take a look. >> i just came up to see how you're doing. you're going away? >> we're not going anywhere.
you of all people should know not to believe everything you read in the papers. >> demographically alter the trajectory of its business model but that would just be a wild guess. >> more or less. >> are you going to do the tag line. >> to this commercial that's only being shown in canada? >> sure. >> ♪ come see the softer side of sears". >> we don't use that song anymore. >> what about sears canada. my brother works here. >> you're an idiot. >> it's his actual brother who has worked at sears for 30 years. last year sears had a rough patch and asked mike myers to come help them out. they've done better. that ad didn't air in the u.s. but it got like 1.5 million youtube views. >> you wonder if that translates
into sales. people like to watch the ad but you wonder. >> if you get a large audience on the web or social media, it has a lift. >> we have time for one last one. >> go ahead. >> a brand-new one airing just in italy. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> that's cute. >> this one is great. it's a cheesy lead up to it but then you know something weird is going to happen.
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it's time the play one of hoda's favorite games. >> keyboard toss. >> when we try to figure out what food and drink items should stay and what needs to go. >> madeleine is here with what is safe and what is not. >> so are the medicines she took safe? >> i took sudafed that expired in 01/14 because it was there. sometimes you need something. >> it's safe but the potency will be down. that's why you want to keep this stuff pretty fresh. >> you shouldn't take more.
don't start self dosing. >> thank you for that. >> what are we doing? >> we're doing a keep or toss all having to do with liquid foods. do we keep it, do we not. >> fun. >> we're ready. >> i'm going to get an item and tell you what it is. this box of shelf safe milk that suz purchased five months ago. >> not opened. >> not opened on the shelf in your pantry. >> i'm going to say toss. >> i'm going to say toss. >> and you both would be wrong. this is ultra pass tur rised. >> great to have in your bomb shelter. >> i don't see. >> now i'm going to go to the frinl. something that so many of us have laying around is some salad dressing. >> that lasts forever. >> no it doesn't. >> this is balsamic vin gret
that you opened six months ago. >> keep. >> i would say throw that out. >> you want to toss this. it's going to lose flavor. it's an oil based dressing. >> it won't kill you, will it? >> no, it's not going to kill you. but it loses flavor and it won't mix up as well. >> it just doesn't taste good but it's fine. a little funky. >> let's go to something everybody has laying around in their fridge. open chocolate syrup open eight months ago and it's been in the fridge. >> keep. >> i'm going to say toss. >> hoda would be right. you can keep this for about a year or so, maybe a little more >> will it keep its taste? >> it will keep its taste. chocolate is pretty stable. >> this is exciting. >> this is good. who doesn't have this liquid coffee treemcreamer.
>> i don't. >> this was opened 21 days ago. okay. three weeks ago. >> get rid of it. >> i wouldn't keep it. >> you both would be right. it's stable for two weeks but you want to toss it. when you use it, put it right back in the fridge. don't leave it out. now we're going to go to -- >> where are we going? >> back to the pantry. something everybody has bought and kept around for a while, maybe for labor day picnic but you stored this beer for six months. >> in a dry area, like a pantry. >> you would both be wrong because you want to toss. beer is going to be safe to drink but after four months it's going to be -- the flavor will be gone. you don't want to serve this. >> bad flavor. >> now we're going to go to something you might have bought in bulk and it seems fine. best buy two months ago, two months ago.
>> i would have kept ittest it to see if it's fizzy. >> keep or toss. >> i'll tell you right now. >> i would keep it. >> i don't think we actually did it. >> it is a keep because -- i'm sorry. >> it's keep. because it's good for about three months. >> shake test. >> but the low calorie sweeteners could break down if you open it beyond that. >> last one. what should we do. let's go back to the fridge and get maple syrup. 100% maple syrup open six months ago. >> keep it. >> we're going to keep it. >> hoda wins that one. go to klg and hoda.com for more. they were saying wrap it up. are you overextending your before fibromyalgia, i was active. i kept on top of things.
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we're kicking off a special series on kids and sports. you know how it is, you sign up your child for all activity to make them well rounded. >> it promotes social development of a child but with it comes a huge time commitment for the entire family. >> gymnastics. >> wrestling. >> tennis. >> all star cheerleading. >> i love being with my teammates. >> you can make friends whale you're working with the team. >> pushing my limits. >> using my physical force to throw people. >> having fun were cheering on my team. ♪ >> we spend six to eight hour per child in practices per week. >> usually 500 to 600 miles a week just in driving two and from sports. >> if they're good, they're
pressured into sports. >> i want to play in the nfl. >> i would definitely continue cheerleading on an international team when i'm in college. >> i really want my kids to be well rounded. a sense of how to handle success and failure. >> going to the nfl would be amazing. >> here to weigh the pros and cons is craig jennings who plays with minnesota vikings. we talked about the benefits of kids being in sports and it does teach you life lessons. i's not just about the physical is it? >> there are some great benefit to sports. you got the physical benefits. you have social skills and you have also the ability to stay away from things that might drag you down like drug abuse. but one of my favorite benefits of sports is that it can teach you grit and character. it helps you to set goals, go after those goals, overcome
barriers and realize that you have what it takes to come out on top. >> you obviously know what it's like to be a professional football player. you have a little son. he's only two years old. you've played sports all of your life. would you want him to grow up and play football? >> i wouldn't simply because i know the toil it takes on my body physically. and then with concussions. there's a lot of different tests out there. there are great tests but they're not proving to subside concussions are eliminate concussions or saying that there's something out there that will eliminate them. until that happens i see a lot more parent being apprehensive >> it's different for you daughters because they're not playing football. >> but they can get concussions playing other sports. >> do you want them to continue in the sports? >> i do. it socializes them. allows them to be more diverse. and it creates a sense of
confidence when you're with your peers and doing something that you love to do and you're good at it. so i definitely think it helps with character. >> but that time commitment, we did the tote.com survey. 70% said yeah it takes it over completely. it's gn a different way than it was when we were growing up playing sports. every weekend you're off some place. >> sometimes there is enough a enough. and we have to know it. we know that parents can sense when it's overwhelming. if a child's grades are plummeting. if the child is feeling completely overwhelmed, agitated, and they feel lethargic or sleeping too much or not enough. these things are saying to you, let's sit down and let's reprioritize and figure out what you want. grit and success are important but mental health sen physical
health are important. >> there's so much pressure on them. we're going to continue the series. >> we definitely are. >> gorgeous wife and your beautiful kids. what a nice family you have. >> we think your body looks really good. >> we don't know. >> we'll be back with more in just a moment. >> first this is "today" on nbc.
right now at 11:00 crash, explosions, and heavy smoke. investigators right now looking into what caused a big rig to plow into a bay area restaurant killing the driver. good morning, and thank you for joining us. i'm sam brock in for scott mcgrew. >> and i'm kris sanchez. the crash happened around up 30 this morning in pittsburgh. it ended up inside the mexican restaurant on railroad avenue about a mile south of highway 4. >> nbc bay area broke the story on social media minutes after it happened. now jody hernandez joins us live with all new details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are looking more about what led to the fiery crash. as you can see, investigators are still out here on